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Greene King named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage

By Oli Gross

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Wages rules: companies named and shamed
Wages rules: companies named and shamed

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Greene King has featured on a list of employers named and shamed for failing to pay workers the national minimum wage.

Almost 200 employers who failed to pay workers the legal​ minimum have been publicly named, including Bury St Edmunds-based Greene King, with the Suffolk pubco owing £211.89 to one worker.

Between them, the 198 companies named owed £466,219 in arrears, across a range of employers including football clubs, hotels, care homes and hairdressers. All of the money owed to workers has now been paid back to them.

Arrears total £3.5m

Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 688 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of more than £3.5m.

Business Minister Margot James said: “This Government is determined to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

“That means making sure everyone gets paid the wages they are owed – including our new, higher, national living wage. It is not acceptable that some employers fail to pay at least the minimum wage their workers are entitled to.

“So we’ll continue to crack down on those who ignore the law and that includes naming and shaming them.”

'Pay rise' for many

The national living wage for workers aged 25 and over was introduced in April this year​, which has meant a pay rise of more than £900-a-year for someone previously working full time on the national minimum wage. For workers under the age of 25, the national minimum wage still applies.

It is an employer’s responsibility to be aware of the different minimum wage rates depending on the circumstances of their workers – and to make sure all eligible workers are paid at least the minimum rate they are entitled to.


The 198 employers named were:

  1. San Lorenzo Ltd, Wimbledon, London, owed £99,541.98 to 30 workers
  2. Premier Recruitment Ltd, Derby, owed £34,797.33 to 424 workers
  3. Regis UK Ltd, Coventry, owed £25,712.19 to 604 workers
  4. RD Resourcing Ltd, Eastleigh, Hampshire, owed £14,350 to 122 workers
  5. TM West Plumbing Services Ltd, Leeds, owed £12,617.76 to two workers
  6. Mr Ronald McConnachie, trading as Bay Newsagents, Weymss Bay, Renfrewshire, owed £12,527.97 to three workers
  7. SLW Ltd, trading as Sycamore Care Centre, Sunderland, owed £10,212.05 to 98 workers
  8. Kushi Care Ltd, Leicester, owed £9,726.23 to 46 workers
  9. Busy Bee Nursery (Newport-on-Tay) Ltd, trading as Little Beehive Nursery, Fife, owed £9,065.14 to seven workers
  10. Omega Proteins Ltd, Halifax, owed £8,977.51 to five workers
  11. Mr Moo's Family Butchers Ltd, Billingham, Cleveland, owed £7,371.25 to four workers
  12. Rice Chamberlains Estate Agents Ltd, Birmingham, owed £6,580.63 to three workers
  13. Black Swan (Yorkshire) Ltd trading as The Black Swan Hotel, York, owed £5,836.66 to 10 workers
  14. Michael Holmes, trading as Fitzroy Builders, Newtownards, County Down, owed £5,371.76 to two workers
  15. Voyage 1 Ltd, Lichfield, Staffordshire, owed £5,337.73 to three workers
  16. Minee Monkeys Ltd (previously Mini Monkeys Ltd), Oldbury, owed £5,209.96 to one worker
  17. Haven Care Ltd, Ilford, owed £4,695.89 to 101 workers
  18. Mr Ray Macfarlane, trading as Rays Auto Custom Services, Blackburn, owed £4,396.74 to two workers
  19. Catering Academy Ltd, Tamworth, Staffordshire, owed £4,220.48 to one worker
  20. A&G Precision & Sons Ltd, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire, owed £3,723.24 to one worker
  21. Azafran Ltd trading as Bluebird Care (Coleraine), Coleraine, owed £3,707.92 to 67 workers
  22. Woods Hair Ltd, trading as Chapters Hair Design, Witney, Oxfordshire, owed £3,676.87 to one worker
  23. Mr Keith Smith & Mrs Lynda Smith, trading as KLS Electrical Contracting, Goole, East Yorkshire, owed £3,619.70 to one worker
  24. SPRIM  V.P.I Limited, London, SW1V, owed £3,543.44 to one worker
  25. Mr Prakas Kitto, trading as Kash's Off Licence, Spennymoor, County Durham, owed £3,445.88 to one worker
  26. Topstaff Employment Ltd, Glasgow, owed £3,355.25 to 20 workers
  27. Playdays Daycare Nursery Ltd, Bolton, owed £3,277.04 to one worker
  28. Mr Ben Wilkins and Mr Harry Williamson, trading as BHW Property Solutions, Bedford, owed £2,933.48 to one worker
  29. Castle Carpets Ltd, Shrewsbury, owed £2,898.12 to one worker
  30. Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club Limited, Brighton, owed £2,861.64 to one worker
  31. KAB Development & Construction Ltd, Sandbach, Cheshire, owed £2,815.51 to one worker
  32. Mr Nicholas & Mrs Christina Winstone-Partridge, trading as Wholesale Autoparts, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, owed £2,691.73 to one worker
  33. Pine View Care Home Ltd, trading as Royal Manor Nursing Home, Derby, owed £2,620.45 to worker
  34. Silverdale Care Homes Ltd, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, owed £2,590.99 to one worker
  35. Mrs Margaret Pink, trading as Gems Childcare, Croydon, owed £2,558.80 to four workers
  36. UK Education Providers Ltd, Romford, owed £2,494.83 to two workers
  37. Ro-Ro Restaurants Ltd, trading as Oldfields Noted Eating House, Durham, owed £2,463.98 to three workers
  38. Betterstaff Industrial & Commercial Recruitment Limited, Sidcup, Kent, owed £2,441.92 to 23 workers
  39. Bambinos Ltd, Plymouth, owed £2,381.97 to 58 workers
  40. Prestwood Motors Ltd, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, owed £2,375 to one worker
  41. G C Motors Ltd, Harrogate, owed £2,328.83 to two workers
  42. Flavourfresh Salads Ltd, Southport, Merseyside, owed £2,154.94 to three workers
  43. Mr Chi Kin Cheng, trading as The Modern Chinese Takeaway, Derby, owed £2,124.58 to one worker
  44. Macdonalds Hotels & Resorts Ltd, Bathgate, West Lothian, owed £2,123.10 to six workers
  45. Paper Innovation Ltd, Preston, owed £2,024.82 to four workers
  46. Hairstopper Limited, Ayr, owed £2,021.07 to two workers
  47. Ms Susanna Ross, trading as Susanna's Hair & Beauty, Ayr, owed £2,013.22 to one worker
  48. Messrs Robert Goodwin & Paul Coxhead, trading as Instant Services (Domestic Appliances), Rochester, Kent, owed £1,978.68 to one worker
  49. K Construction (Scotland) Ltd, Edinburgh, owed £1,916.61 to two workers
  50. The Buck Project Ltd, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, owed £1,915.15 to one worker
  51. Philips Hair Salons Ltd, Wakefield, owed £1,904 to four workers
  52. The Hobbs Hairdressing Partnership Ltd, trading as Hobbs Hairdressing, Bristol owed £1,883.90 to two workers
  53. Mr Snippers Ltd, King's Lynn, Norfolk, owed £1,867.54 to one worker
  54. Newlay Civil Engineering Ltd, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, owed £1,860.60 to one worker
  55. Mr Ronald Archibald Mutton and Mrs Sandra Anne Mutton, trading as A1 Plumbing & Heating, Oxford, owed £1,834.13 to one worker
  56. Cheasty Ltd, trading as Papa Johns, Edinburgh, EH8, owed £1,811.33 to 19 workers
  57. Mr Darren Harding & Mrs Amy Harding, trading as The Wheatsheaf, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, owed £1,792.69 to two workers
  58. Mrs Elizabeth Richardson, trading as Poppies, Durham, owed £1,772.13 to 23 workers
  59. Mrs Sheena Lyttel, trading as Pamela Clair, Derby, owed, £1,699.01 to one worker
  60. AA Dispatch (UK) Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk, owed £1,669.41 to one worker
  61. Mrs Jeanette Mullen, trading as Fleetcare, Bristol, owed £1,665.38 to one worker
  62. Mr Carl Smith, trading as Nottingham & District Gun Club, Oxton, Nottinghamshire, owed £1,635.03 to two workers
  63. Gwynedd Electrical Contractors Ltd, Anglesey, owed £1,625.92 to one worker
  64. McLeod Hotels Ltd, trading as Beechwood Close Hotel, York, owed £1,526.20 to 13 workers
  65. Small Talk Nurseries Ltd, Birmingham, owed £1,499.30 to 10 workers
  66. Preston Flowers Ltd, Preston, owed £1,493.40 to one worker
  67. A1 Independent British 4x4 Specialists Ltd, Bury, Lancashire, owed £1,422.44 to one worker
  68. High Peak Hospicecare, Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, owed £1,363.13 to one worker
  69. Avanti Express Ltd, Hyde, Greater Manchester, owed £1,300.16 to one worker
  70. Mr Mark & Mrs Elizabeth Leicester, trading as Yorkshire Chimney Supplies, Harrogate, owed £1,264.76 to one worker
  71. Mr Thomas Till and Mrs Pauline Till, trading as Misters of Stafford, owed £1,254.76 to one worker
  72. Huddlebuy Ltd, London, EC4V, owed £1,236.88 to one worker
  73. Mitie Property Services (UK) Ltd, Bristol, owed £1,226.37 to one worker
  74. Airspeed Tyres & Exhaust Ltd, Ipswich, owed £1,198.75 to one worker
  75. The Dinner Bell Ltd, trading as The Chequers, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, owed £1,190.68 to one worker
  76. Mobile Buddy Ltd, Swansea, owed £1,162.77 to one worker
  77. Mrs Rebecca Hodges & Mr Rob Hodges, trading as Flame Hair Studios, Towcester, Northamptonshire, owed £1,146.46 to two workers
  78. Miss Olivia Smith, trading as The Cutting Rooms, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, owed £1,132.65 to one worker
  79. Crown Care II LLP, North Shields, owed £1,129.74 to 60 workers
  80. Mr Richard Harris and Mrs Myrtle Harris, trading as Honiton Garage, Honiton, Devon, owed £1,121.55 to one worker
  81. Universal Care Services (UK) Ltd, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, owed £1,085.93 to seven workers
  82. Sunnybank Day Nursery Ltd, Leeds, owed £1,083.45 to two workers
  83. Formby Hall Golf Club Ltd, trading as Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Formby, Merseyside, owed £1,047 to one worker
  84. Sine Hair & Beauty Salon Ltd, Glasgow, owed £1,027.65 to one worker
  85. JR's Hairdressing Ltd, Glasgow, owed £1,000.16 to two workers
  86. Ms Lorna Bainbridge, trading as Passion 4 Hair and Beauty, Stockton-on-Tees, owed £997.45 to two workers
  87. Three Points Limited, Bristol, owed £972.64 to one worker
  88. Mrs Rosemary Wight, trading as AJ'S Hair & Beauty Salon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, owed £972.41 to one worker
  89. Ryce Limited, Fife, owed £935.96 to one worker
  90. Mr Abdul Muslim, trading as Light of India, Oban, Argyll and Bute, owed £927.60 to one worker
  91. Sanctuary Home Care Ltd, Worcester, owed £918.65 to one worker
  92. Interserve FS (UK) Ltd, Dudley, owed £894.03 to four workers
  93. Forest Gate (Corby) Ltd, Corby, Northamptonshire, owed £878.57 to four workers
  94. William Priestley Salon Ltd, Halifax, owed £830.69 to one worker
  95. SGUK Limited, Wolverhampton, owed £809.66 to one worker
  96. Mr Steven Jenkins, trading as Rock Salt Café & Brasserie, Plymouth, owed £779 to two workers
  97. Edward Marshall LLP, Chelmsford, Essex, owed £776.50 to one worker
  98. Lifestyle (Abbey Care) Ltd, Richmond, North Yorkshire, owed £775.12 to one worker
  99. Automaster (South Wales) Ltd, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, owed £770.56 to one worker
  100. Thomson ID Ltd, trading as Austen Thomson Hair, Edinburgh, owed £759.32 to one worker
  101. Mead Medical Services Ltd, trading as Lydiafield Care Home, Annan, owed £741.67 to 13 workers
  102. Ms Sue Newton, trading as Play 2 Learn Day Nursery, Northampton, owed £735.48 to one worker
  103. Brick Peers Ltd, Wells, Somerset, owed £735.25 to one worker
  104. McKinlays Lettings Crewkerne Ltd, Crewkerne, Somerset, owed £713.18 to one worker
  105. Temple Doors Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire, owed £674.98 to one worker
  106. Mr Harpinder Singh Dhamu, trading as Holloway Dental Practice, London, N7, owed £671.37 to one worker
  107. Mr David Curran and Mrs Deborah Curran, trading as Gazeley Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk, owed £646.20 to one worker
  108. Devon Dogs Ltd, Okehampton, Devon, owed £638.49 to one worker
  109. Legal Claimline Ltd, Manchester, owed £612.49 to one worker
  110. Fisher & Donaldson (St Andrews), Cupar, Fife, owed £574.32 to six workers
  111. U K P Leisure Club, Sittingbourne, Kent, owed £566.62 to one worker
  112. Olyness Ltd, trading as The New Westmere Day Nursery, Blackpool, owed £561.96 to one worker
  113. Ms Alison Vallance, trading as Vallance Hair & Beauty, Edinburgh, owed £547.20 to one worker
  114. Murdock Ltd, London, WC2H, owed £546 to one worker
  115. Krystal Dry Cleaners Ltd, London, SW16, owed £544.46 to one worker
  116. Blackpool Football Club, Blackpool, owed £517.88 to one worker
  117. Mr Alex Okolidoh & Mrs Victoria Okolidoh, trading as Elite Property Solutions, Norwich, owed £511.20 to one worker
  118. Crown Care IV Ltd, North Shields, owed £505.86 to 25 workers
  119. 247 Home Rescue Ltd (Named changed to 123 SRS Limited), Accrington, Lancashire, owed £493.05 to one worker
  120. Collective Apparel Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, owed £487.34 to one worker
  121. Mr Robert Louis Craig, trading as Craigs Courier Services, Falkirk, owed £484.90 to one worker
  122. Shiners Property Services Ltd, London, E14, owed £481.36 to one worker
  123. Earn Extra 139 Ltd, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, owed £453.48 to one worker
  124. Morleigh Ltd, trading as Tregertha Court Residential Care Home, Looe, Cornwall, owed £447.98 to one worker
  125. Ebina Ltd, trading as Ebi Sushi, Derby, owed £447.97 to four workers
  126. Dove's Nest Ltd, Manchester, owed £439.37 to 19 workers
  127. Zeus Enterprise Ltd, trading as Yieldify, London, EC3R, owed £421.93 to one worker
  128. Ms Tina Hamlin, trading as Mad Hatters, Orpington, Kent, owed £418.73 to three workers
  129. Elite Complete Property Services Ltd, Plymouth, owed £414.85 to one worker
  130. M. J. Electrical. Services. Ltd., Swansea, owed £410 to one worker
  131. Toni Saade Ltd, trading as Toni Saade Hair Salon, Newmarket, Suffolk, owe £404.64 to one worker
  132. Salim Uddin Khan, trading as Top Tread Tyres, Exhaust & MOT Centre, High Wycombe, owed £402.25 to one worker
  133. Music Junkie Ltd, Leicester, owed £396.85 to one worker
  134. Mr Kevin Boyd, trading as Billion Hair, Wigan, owed £396.07 to one worker
  135. Scope, London, N7, owed £394.28 to one worker
  136. Legends (Redditch) Ltd, trading as Legends Hair & Beauty Salon, Worcester owed £393.14 to three workers
  137. Suzy Mcs Corporate Catering Ltd, Coventry, owed £392.18 to one worker
  138. Simply Auto Enrolment Solutions Ltd, Bury, Lancashire, owed £390.00 to one worker
  139. Care and Support Shop Ltd, London, E13, owed £389.74 to 28 workers
  140. Contact Industrial Recruitment Ltd, Urmston, Manchester, owed £378.77 to 64 workers
  141. Mr Stephen Wallace, trading as The Lunatic Fringe, Canterbury, owed £377.48 to one worker
  142. Pasture Wood Fisheries Ltd, Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, owed £373.95 to three workers
  143. Hollywood Plant Services Ltd, Walsall, owed £372.41 to one worker
  144. Terracotta Foods Ltd, trading as Freddy's Chicken & Pizza, Northampton, owed £370.80 to one worker
  145. Your Electrical Supplies Services & Solutions (A) Ltd, Normanton, West Yorkshire, owed £369.88 to two workers
  146. SLRS Ltd, trading as Stealth Security, Southampton, owed £366.26 to one worker
  147. Industrial Medical Agency Ltd, Bradford, owed £365.37 to one worker
  148. Le Nantais Bistro (Hove) Ltd, Brighton, owed £362.44 to one worker
  149. Trident Design and Build Ltd, Warwick, owed £360.35 to two workers
  150. Jackson Dairies Ltd, Stockport, owed £355.90 to three workers
  151. Stephen Johnstone & Son Funeral Directors, Chester, owed £347.05 to one worker
  152. Motorbody Accident Repair Centre Ltd, Ambleside, Cumbria, owed £338.27 to one worker
  153. Beezy Beez Day Nursery Ltd, Leicester, owed £334.26 to one worker
  154. Manchester Super Store (Rusholme) Ltd, Manchester, owed £315.50 to one worker
  155. Lakhani Holdings Ltd, trading as Munro Pharmacy, London, E13, owed £312 to one worker
  156. The Personnel People Ltd, Norwich, owed £298.58 to 15 workers
  157. Smart Cool Ltd, Hull, owed £294.71 to one worker
  158. Kent Coach Travel Ltd, Sheerness, owed £294.51 to one worker
  159. Arcadia Care Ltd, Birmingham, owed, £286 to one worker
  160. B2B Engage Ltd, Bracknell, owed £282 to one worker
  161. Sollertia Limited, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside, owed £271.95 to one worker
  162. Mrs R Goff & Mrs E Butt, trading as Cotswold Equine Training, Burford, Oxfordshire, owed £268.72 to one worker
  163. Benkaz Ltd, Shotts, Lanarkshire, owed £266.71 to one worker
  164. Kinza Beauty Lounge Ltd, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, owed £258.30 to one worker
  165. Care 4 U Services (Lincs) Ltd, Lincoln, owed £257.27 to one worker
  166. Mr Anthony Shields, trading as 2CV City, Bradford, owed £252.46 to one worker
  167. Purple Pig Middlesbrough Ltd, Middlesbrough, owed £226.00 to one worker
  168. Fury Murry’s (Paisley) Ltd, Paisley, owed £216.14 to one worker
  169. Greene King Retail Services Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, owed £211.89 to one worker
  170. Consummate Care UK Ltd, Coventry, owed £201.36 to one worker
  171. Professional Print Finishing Services Limited, London, N18, owed £198.25 to one worker
  172. Supreme (UK) Ltd, Woking, owed £197.41 to one worker
  173. Dimples Riverside Day Nursery Ltd, Middlesbrough, owed £195.23 to five workers
  174. Poundstretcher Ltd, Huddersfield, owed £182.94 to two workers
  175. Wood & Co (Leicester) Ltd, Leicester, owed £179.17 to one worker
  176. Pomodoro 1 Ltd, Bewdley, Worcestershire, owed £177.64 to two workers
  177. Mr Isni Balija, trading as Letchworth Hand Car Wash, Letchworth Garden City, owed £173.33 to one worker
  178. Euro Dental Laboratory Services Ltd, Chorley, owed £173 to one worker
  179. Plum Buffets Ltd, Coventry, owed £156 to one worker
  180. Safe Night Security Ltd, Sunderland, owed £156 to one worker
  181. Miss Alison Margaret Smith, trading as AMS Hair & Beauty, Edinburgh, owed £150 to two workers
  182. Food n Tipple Ltd, Bolton, owed £148.28 to one worker
  183. Biton System Consultants Ltd, Chelmsford, Essex, owed £145 to one worker
  184. Shepherdess Café Ltd, London, EC14, owed £141.70 to one worker
  185. Beau Visage Beauty Ltd, Manchester, owed £141 to one worker
  186. Assist Homecare (Scotland) Ltd, Stevenston, Ayrshire, owed £134.21 to one worker
  187. TS Developments Ltd, trading as Imperial Workforce, Darlington, owed £130.30 to 12 workers
  188. Lifeline Homecare Ltd, Frome, Somerset, owed £130.02 to three workers
  189. IPizza UK Ltd, trading as IPizza, London, W3, owed £130 to one worker
  190. Nu U 2 Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, owed £125.57 to one worker
  191. Quest Cleaning Services Ltd, Staverton, Wiltshire, owed £125.13 to one worker
  192. My Home Choice (Essex) Ltd, trading as Bluebird Care Colchester, Colchester, owed £120.53 to one worker
  193. L M Bubble Tea Ltd, trading as Mooboo, Liverpool, owed £117.19 to one worker
  194. Newline Care Home Ltd, Bradford, owed £116.31 to one worker
  195. Peppermint UK Foods Ltd, trading as Subway, Brentwood, owed £107.20 to one worker
  196. Miss Despina Glykeriou and Mrs Jane Waldrum, trading as P W W Ice Cream Supplies, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, owed £106.72 to one worker
  197. Micro Fitness Ltd, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, owed £104.93 to one worker
  198. Silenster Building Services Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk, owed £103.48 to one worker

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